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Community Respiratory Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time role to join the nurse led integrated community respiratory team delivering care to the adult population of South East Essex.

The team have two sites, Rochford Hospital and Thundersley clinic and are looking for an experienced nurse who has a proven interest in respiratory disease to support in delivering respiratory care to patients in a clinic setting or their own home.

The team consists of specialist nurses and physiotherapists, associate practitioners, HCA's and admin support. As an integrated service the team provide assessment and review of patients with a confirmed respiratory diagnosis including COPD, ILD and bronchiectasis, diagnostic spirometry, virtual ward, oxygen as the local HOSAR and respiratory physiotherapy.

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop their respiratory knowledge in diagnosis, treatment and oxygen , whilst gaining competencies and experience to support the team in delivering evidence based practice.

Main duties of the job

To assist the team in the management and service delivery for local residents suffering from respiratory disease. This will require holistic assessment to meet health and social care needs and will include assisting with respiratory virtual ward, performing basic observations, venepuncture, capillary blood gases and undertaking spirometry.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role. The person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required.

Person Specification



  • Respiratory experience
  • Minimum 2 years band 6 experience
  • Community experience


  • Evidence of professional development
  • Systm one experience
  • Evidence of MDT working
  • Knowledge of blood gas sampling
  • car driver



  • Evidence of complex case management

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Old Pharmacy

Rochford Hospital



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